Burke County deputy on paid leave following TikTok video

The deputy will remain on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputy is on paid administrative leave following a video posted on social media. The TikTok video appears to show a deputy putting a person in a chokehold.

The sheriff’s office says over the weekend, the deputy was arresting a person who had an outstanding warrant. That deputy’s name has not been released at this time. 

The deputy will remain on leave until the investigation is complete. 

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“The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two TikTok videos involving a deputy with a suspect who was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave with pay until the investigation is completed which can hopefully be concluded in a matter of days,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. 

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